Girls and boys lacrosse teams win District Championship

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By Ananya Kulkarni, Sports Editor

“I feel like we all deserved this win. Everyone on the team has worked so hard to get here,” said junior Julia Littlewood, who scored the girls lacrosse team the winning goal in the District Championship game. “This team is special, we all want to work for each other and not just for ourselves.”

After heated games against Harriton High School and Garnet Valley High School, respectively, the girls and boys lacrosse teams won their District One Championships on May 23. 

“I was really pumped up, I knew how hard everyone had worked to get where we were and I knew everyone wanted to win that game,” Littlewood said. 

The teams moved forward to begin their state title run on May 29, both winning the first game of their state runs against Wilson High School and Downingtown East High School, respectively. 

While the girls team lost their quarterfinal game against Downingtown West on June 1, junior Alex Aufiero is still proud of how the season went.

“I am so proud of my team’s performance this year because we came together and played for each other throughout the entire season,” Aufiero said. “We meshed so well and everyone stepped up after losing some of our strongest players to injuries. We didn’t expect to end the season with a loss, but we played so many amazing games in the central league and districts.”

The boys team is now in the final four, with only two games standing between it and the State Championship. For senior PJ Hewitt, having the team behind him serves as his main motivation.

“Being a part of a team like this makes you want to win for your teammates just as much as you want to win for yourself. Every time out on that field I can expect my teammates to have my back just like they can count on me,” Hewitt said. “At this point in the season it’s win or go home — and as a team, none of us want that to happen until it’s the state championship game.”

The boys team will now head to semifinals on June 4 in order to make it past the next round of elimination and will play in the finals  on June 8 should they win their upcoming game. 

“Going into States we feel confident,” Hewitt said. “But we also know every team will be giving us their best shot so we have to play to our potential if we want to keep winning.”